10 Famous Entrepreneurs over the age of 65
Witnessing a handful of entrepreneurs attaining colossal peaks in their 20s, the young adult of today do not shy away from pursuing the idea of being a millionaire before they blow their 30th b’day candle. It’s not uncommon, today, to think of retirement when they reach 40-45 years of age. They like the idea of entrepreneurship, fast living and earning wealth faster than they can spell ‘Entrepreneurship’.
However, few entrepreneurs and businessmen don’t seem to have the word ‘retirement’ in their dictionary. The age where everyone needs ‘support’, few of them are giving support to a thousand others.
Seven out of ten top billionaires in the world are over the age of 65 and there are two who are over 50 years old. The only exception to this is 32-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, being at number 5th spot in Top 10 Billionaires List as of March’ 17.
Entrepreneurs and businessmen who work after the age of 50 have better networks, more experience, are more refined and have capabilities of innovating (even more than a 25 years old).
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1. Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet started earning very early in life. He showed interest in business and investment and was even making money by the time he was 11 years old. He did a variety of small businesses before switching over to investment career.
Warren Buffet is the most successful investor in the world and a billionaire, second to Bill Gates. He is 86 year old and doesn’t seem to have any plans for retirement.
2. Amancio Ortega Gaona
Amancio Ortega Gaona is an Italian Business tycoon and billionaire. He is well known as the founder of the clothing brand, Zara. He opened his first Zara store in 1975 with his wife, Rosalía Mera. This 80-year-old Business Tycoon still sits at the top governing the company and shows no sign of stepping down.
3. Larry Ellison
Larry Ellison is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is well known as the founder of Oracle. This 72-year-old Businessman is currently the Chairman and CTO of Oracle. He stepped down as the CEO of Oracle in 2014.
4. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman, author, politician, and philanthropist. He is the 10th richest person in the world. He is the founder and CEO of a global financial services, mass media, and software company, Bloomberg L.P.
5. Li Ka-shing
Li Ka-shing is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Despite being a high school drop out he made his way up to become Asia’s richest man and one of the richest in the world. He is the most influential entrepreneur in Asia being present in a wide array of businesses.
At the age of 88, he is the chairman of the board for CK Hutchison Holdings, a conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong.
6. Sheldon Adelson
Sheldon Adelson is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is currently the CEO of Las Vegas Stands, a casino, and resort company.
He started his first business at the age of 12. He is currently 83 years old and has been the largest donor in U.S. Presidential Campaigns.
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7. Phil Knight
He is the co-founder of the brand, Nike. He started Nike with Bill Bowerman, his coach, in 1964 by the name Blue Ribbon Sports. Currently, he is the chairman of the company and previously served as its CEO.
8. Lakshmi Mittal
He is an Indian Business Tycoon based in the United Kingdom. He is also known by the name of ‘King of Steel’ being the CEO of world’s largest steel making company, ArcelorMittal.
He has been one of the richest person in the world, named ‘Business person of 2006’ by Sunday Times, ‘Person of the Year’ by Financial Times and ‘International Newsmaker of the Year 2006’ by Time Magazine.
9. Dietrich Mateschitz
Dietrich Mateschitz is an Austrian/Croatian billionaire businessman. He is the co-founder of the energy drink brand, Red Bull. Red Bull has the highest market share of any energy drink in the world, with 5.387 billion cans sold in 2013.
He was inspired by an existing energy drink named Krating Daeng in Thailand. He then made up his own energy drink.
10. Shiv Nadar
He is an Indian Industrialist and Philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. HCL was founded in 1976, with an investment of Rs. 187,000.